My L-shaped 1400 square foot retirement home has too much garage and too little kitchen and pantry. The house is very sound and is a 2"x6" wood frame ranch style with a simple pitched roof making an L over the garage. I'd like to steal 8 feet from the 26' x 24' garage, which opens onto the street. I'd make a side-entrance one-bay garage. The water heater and utility sink can stay where they are. Kitchen appliances are fine, kitchen flooring and a 4' x 8' pantry would be built. Is my $40,000 rough budget enough?
We are wanting to enlarge our galley style kitchen, but the only way to go is out...moving an exterior brick wall. We can't begin the project without having an idea of the cost. Can you give me a "guesstimate?" It would be about a 30 foot length which includes our existing kitchen and den. We want to move out about 12 feet. The corner would be on the kitchen end and the other end would meet an existing bedroom wall. It's currently an L-shaped area. The back wall will be mostly windows. I know it must be a load-bearing wall, so I'm not opposed to having some time of column in the house if necessary. I understand it's a tough call to give me an idea, but I just need to know if we're looking at about 6k, 10k, 15k or more. Thank you so much for any information you can give!